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Welcome to the English page for High Wycombe Church of England School.


As a school, our aim is to provide opportunities for your children to learn by experiencing a range of genres, both in reading and writing, using a variety of resources, teaching techniques and ICT.


Children are taught to write across a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whilst maintaining an emphasis on embedding key spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.


Reading is such an important life skill so we encourage children to choose a wide and varied range of books across a range of genres in order to build up vocabulary and understanding.

In Early Years, knowledge of sounds in reading underpins all Literacy lessons and enables children to decode, ready for spelling in Key stage 1. 


Speaking and listening is taught through drama and role play, which builds confidence when performing to larger audiences.


Miss Hourican, Literacy coordinator.

Teachers read too! Check out our 'shelfies'...

Useful websites to support your child's development of literacy skills...